Earlier this year, Singapore’s future was hotly debated after the release of the government’s Population White Paper, which was passed in parliament. Now, a group of students from the National University of Singapore have organized an educational symposium to explore environmental issues that are built upon the premises of the White Paper.
The main question they are asking: “How can we identify, understand and address the trade-offs for our sustainable future?”
The Singapore Futures Sustainability Symposium seeks to bring up the environment as a core element of Singapore’s economic and social development, and one that deserves recognition. Its inaugural launch this September will host distinguished speakers and practitioners tackling hot-topic issues of sustainability raised by the Population White Paper and its companion land-use plan. During the symposium, Singapore’s sustainable future will be up for discussion in two complementary panels: one on the living environment, and the other on the urban environment.
Speakers include Dr Shawn Lum (Nature Society Singapore), Mr Louis Ng (ACRES), Dr Lena Chan (NParks), Dr Paul Anantharajah (NUHS), Mr Christopher Gee (Institute of Policy Studies), Dr. Tay Kheng Soon (Akitek Tenggara), A/P Chong Keng Hua (SUTD) and Mr Devadas Krishnadas (Future-Moves).
Aside from the panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions, participants are encouraged to share their vision for Singapore on interactive wall displays built by the student organisers at the symposium venue.
Don’t miss this exciting event that is sure to get you thinking about what it means to be a sustainable, urban nation-state.
Article prepared by Judy